Shop Small Christmas Guide 2016

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It’s time for our 2nd annual #ShopSmallChristmasGuide … and everyone said, YAY!!! Please consider doing some {or ALL} of your shopping here from this list.  If you are looking for something specific email me & I’ll do my best to help you locate a shop with the items you are looking for.

 I love that I can support adoption, mamas working from home, and support women working to improve their life/their family’s life, and the list goes on and on.

So, I posted on social media that I was in need of small shops and shops that are supporting adoption, and boy did people let me have it! I loved it. I have listed below links and a little info about each shop. If there is an (*) beside the shop, I have personally shopped there. All the other shops were recommended to me by friends on Instagram. Happy shopping, friends!

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES for Mommies & Babes

The Over Company – the baby OVer is a car seat cover + 360 nursing cover + shopping cart cover – the perfect gift for a mama waiting on her baby!

Softsie – cozy, caring, cool threads for babes that gently nourish all skin types

Mom After God’s Own Heart – encouraging women to love the ministry to motherhood: one vinyl design at a time!

As The Dear Handmades – accessories for mamas and babes

Stitches and Soles – super cute mocs for your little loves {I just purchased Evie’s second pair!}

Turban for Tots – tons and tons of options for headbands, scarves, bows, and even headbands for mommies! {Evie has some and loves them!}

Nooches – the boppy cover that you’ve probably seen in some of our pictures is from this precious shop! I have washed it multiple times and it looks like it just came in the mail 🙂 and precious clothing for little loves!

CheekyCheekyBaby – Nichole {the owner} is absolutely precious! She has made a good bit of Evie’s custom onesies. She creates onesies, precious and super soft leggings, adorable shoes…. yeah, just go look at it ALL! 🙂

MAMAOWLSHOP – Evie wears mamaowl’s turbans ALL. THE. TIME…. They are so comfortable and adjustable! Go check em out and get one for yourself too 🙂

MamaMadeLeggings – precious leggings that are super soft.. about to place an order for some Christmas ones! headbands, baby tees, slouchy beanies, and more!

*Will and Tess – scarves and hair accessories for that *supa fly* babe in your life

SUPPORTS ADOPTION & ORPHAN CARE

*The Adventures of Baby K – flower crowns + bows + headbands + oyster shell jewelry dishes + more!

A Spoonful – upcycled vintage silverware; profits support orphan care

Theresa’s Crochet Shop – Theresa creates precious hats + animals + crochet patterns to support their adoption(s).

The Knotted Nest – prints + nest necklaces + nest bracelets + more!

Live Sweet Shop – a place where handmade cuteness & love come together – For every Sweetie purchased this shop donate money to an adopting family.

Fostered Apparel – trendy tees for your littles

The C Shoppe – handmade felt flower headbands inspired by the owner’s seven nieces & is driven by her desire to become a mommy through adoption!

ThreadLynn – baby & toddler moccasins + handmade accessories for the littles in your life!

An Inch to Stitch – Joyann is creating unique crocheted items as an adoption fundraiser – options are endless! go check out her shop.

Little Lettering Shop – hand letter creations supporting adoptions, go check out my sweet friend’s shop.

Eli and Elvis – Evie has mutliple onesies and a precious hand stamped blanket with her name on it. All proceeds from Naomi’s shop go to support their THIRD adoption. Go check out all their products for your babes!

WilderEveLittles – super cute mocs for littles, plus paci clips, and headbands! Evie loves her two mocs from you, Ms. Jana 🙂 Also, if you are an adoptive family and would like to partner with raising funds, make sure to contact her!

Mercy Ink – prints, tees, and necklaces

The 1500 Tree Project – all purchases help us adopt their daughter — home of encouragement, color, trees, & #faithcards

Wild Flower Mornings – headbands, bows, clothing accessories, & more – this shop is funding adoption!

Heart Knit Home – headbands and scarves that go to support the family’s third adoption of a child with special needs from China. All profits from this shop are being applied toward adoption expenses.

The Copper Anchor – tees, jewelry, greeting cards, and more — profits go to support the shop owner’s adoption.

Twinkle Louise – you’ll find lovely, dainty, minimalist necklaces and sometimes earrings just for you! Every dollar spent goes towards the shop owner’s adoption.

Hazel and Holly – modern, unique and comfortable baby clothes & accessories // All proceeds from the shop go towards an adoption fundraiser.

Ornaments 4 Orphans – super neat idea, check it out! ——>>> “Choose where and when to host your party. Ornaments 4 Orphans will ship you a box of beautiful, handmade, fair trade items. Sell what you can and send back the money you collected and any leftovers. Know that your effort directly impacts artisans and their communities and helps orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.”

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES

Teragram Design – bracelets + necklaces

Everglam – wristlet key fobs + wristlets & clutches + essential oil bags + makeup bags + tassel keychains.

Whimsy and Wellness – beautiful accessories for you *oily friends*

Softsie – cozy, caring, cool threads for babes that gently nourish all skin types

The Dotted Poppy – jewelry shop

Lemon Sweet Jewelry – modern, simple pretty jewelry for everyday

Happy Fox Studio Jewelry – minimalist, quirky, eco friendly jewelry

Happy Babes – adorable teething necklaces for mommas!

UNCVRD Jewelry – jewelry that is helping end human trafficking. 40% of the proceeds from each sale goes directly to Gems Uncovered to help fun their street outreach, programing for their survivors, and more.

White As Snow 61 – The jewelry purchased from the above link helps women make a living and break free from a life of prostitution.

One Beautiful Life Jewelry – original and artistic jewelry

The Adopt Shoppe – words from the owner, Kate – “I started The Adopt Shoppe out of necessity. My husband, Jason, is a church planter and I am a stay-at-home mom. So we didn’t have money to adopt. Like no money at all. Before I started making things, I looked all over the internet. I wanted to make something different and authentic, as well as uplifting and inspiring to bless women everywhere.”

Noonday Collection – beautiful jewelry and accessories //  Description from their website —- >> “We partner with talented artisan entrepreneurs to make a difference in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. By developing artisan businesses through fair trade, we empower them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them. Together we’re building a flourishing world where children are cherished, women are empowered, people have jobs and we are connected.”

Stamps Of Grace – {added 11-22-15} Jessica, the owner, shared on the Be Brave series this month! Please go check out her beautiful hand stamped jewelry. Perfect gift for moms, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, and list goes on and on!

APRONS

Towns Carlson – Towns is a precious friend of mine and creates very unique aprons that would be the perfect gift for your mom, aunt or grandmother!

HOUSEWARES

House of Jars – stemless wine glasses, mason jars, mason jar tumblers, and much more. lot of customizable options!

NS Pottery – Founded in 2008, NS Pottery specializes in functional wheel-thrown pottery and jewelry, all made with durable stoneware clay. Pieces are handcrafted to adorn home, garden, and body, adding beauty to everyday life. All dinnerware is food, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. 20% of all proceeds this year are going to build clean water wells in Asia through Gospel for Asia. Your support will change lives.

The Sparrow Studio – info from their website —–>> “The Sparrow Studio’s primary goal is to create a marketplace for handmade home decor from a cooperative of women in Africa.  The cooperative is composed of 35 women in Kigali, Rwanda.  They are hard working, talented, creative, beautiful moms, survivors of the massive genocide in 1994.  They are also primarily HIV + and hoping to leave the sex trade and a situation defined by shame and crippling poverty.  At The Sparrow Studio, we believe people are valuable because they are image bearers of God.  These particular 35 women have captured our hearts with their stories and their courage.  These women are worth our time, our financial investment, and the best of our creative energies.  We love them because God first loved us. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for choosing Sparrow Studio designs to feather your nest.  Your belief that our work is valuable pushes us to keep growing and creating.  Your purchase is allowing 35 women in Africa a taste of the goodness of God.  Thank you for sharing this journey with us.”

BABE THINGS

Nixi Lauroo – mixture of goodies for your babe

* ModishCC – the cutest monthly stickers {this is where I got Evie’s} the owner is super flexible and will work with you on customizing your order! Great for a baby shower gift or a mama-to-be at Christmas!

SwellForever – Brooke, the founder of SwellForever is so passionate about her work. I personally purchased a ForeverBlanket from her. I love love love the personalized tag that I was able to write to Evie. We use the super soft and cozy blanket all the time. This gift is one that lasts and is so special to the one that receives it.

MIXTURE OF GOODIES

Silverlining Studios – rustic pieces of hope for your heart and home

The Knotted Nest – prints + nest necklaces + nest bracelets + more!

Merci Beaucoup – fashion + jewelry + accessories

Grain and Glitter – rustic creations with a glamorous flare! {rustic signs + coffee mugs + aprons}

Jumping Jack Apparel – graphic tees + headbands + art for you & your little {all goodies inspired by the owners son, Jack.}

The Virtuous Ruby – sewing, vinyl, and graphic design goodies

Little Warrior Nika – wow – just read Nika’s story & you’re gonna want to do that NOW! what an amazing little girl & what a calling the Lord has on her life. go support their shop and help her continue to get the medical care she needs.

Spoken For Shop  – hand stamped items, prints, and unwind candle collection // “every item in the shop will be matched with an organization that is doing the work of justice on the ground in some of the most remote, dangerous and vulnerable areas of the globe. 10% of every item’s purchase price will go directly to the organization it is matched to support.”

She Does Justice Shop {I will definitely be making a coffee cup purchase from Megan!} I love what this shop stands for and the eternal work they are doing! /// “We have made it our mission to support organizations who are working to reach those in need, near and far. We are so honored and excited to partner with the organizations on our ‘Causes We Support’ page. They fight for change in the 5 areas that we feel called to support: adoption, empowering young women, healthcare in Africa, orphan prevention, & anti-sex trafficking. Each month, 10% of our gross sales go to support these organizations and further their amazing work. With each order in our shop you get to choose where your donation goes! We are so proud of the items we offer in our shop: t-shirts that are amazing conversation starters and accessories that fit perfectly into your everyday life. We want to empower you to make a difference.”

no41 – info from their website —->> “When No.41 started, there were, roughly, 100 young adults over the age of 18 living in the Noel Orphanage. With no family and limited resources, the prospect of university or becoming gainfully employed was low. Along with that, confidence was low, dreams were small and hope was almost non-existent. It was important, not only to provide a means of sustainable employment doing a culturally relevant trade for these girls, but also to remind them that they were created for a great purpose, by an even greater God. We all have been given gifts and talents and, once realized, we should spend those helping others and that is where the feeding program came in.” {Click link to read more about the amazing things this company is doing!}

PRINTS, CALENDARS, AND STATIONARY

Brynn James shop – Warm, quirky home + paper goods to make you smile.

Rooted Ink – a sweet friend of mine and her sisters started this shop where they have created prayer journals. I own one and LOVE it. They also offer super cute prints. /// They will also work with families who are needing to raise funds for adoption.

Echoes of Mercy – Custom inspirational digital prints // Proceeds from this shop allow me to be a full-time foster parent and stay-at-home single mama to my 6 and 8 year old daughters from Uganda.

Lotes Love Notes – Mary Cam is my cousin by marriage and is Towns’s sis 🙂 She is the creator of all the watercolor stationary and beautiful prints. She’s so talented and an absolute delight to be around!

Joyful Papery – Emily, the owner, is a personal friend of mine and has the most gracious and beautiful heart. she is majorly talented and a love her creations // go check our her site for beautifully made prints, coffee mugs, greeting cards, word wall hangings and more {she created my Cheers To Plan A print that I’ve posted before on IG}

CANDLES

The Burlap Bag – info from website —–>> “The Burlap Bag is a small operation run by Josiah and Lauren Lowe in Austin, Texas. Greta, their one year old, helps too by laughing and being cute. They started making candles a few years ago and have a passion for great scents and crazy names that make everyone laugh.”

Free 2 Fly – Free 2 Fly was founded to serve women in our community who are unemployed & desire a new path in life.  A new path that will equip them with the foundations they need to be able to succeed and thrive in the workforce . We serve women by supporting, nurturing and empowering them.

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Thanks so much for checking all of these shops out. If you have another shop you would like to share, PLEASE email me {kaileyabirkeland@gmail.com} or share in the comments but make sure to put the link to the shop.

Much much love!

KB

Comments

  1. This is a SOLID list. I love it. I know you said you updated with mine, but didn’t see it {totally fine}. What a great roundup

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